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Valley of Flowers - A Trek To Paradise

  • Region : Chamoli, Uttarakhand
  • Duration : 6 Days
  • Distance : 37km
  • Altitude : 14,100 ft.
  • Grade : Easy

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Overview

The Valley of flowers trek is one of the most beautiful treks in India. It is located on the way to Hemkund Sahib in the Govind Ghat region. Hemkund Sahib is an important pilgrim location for both Sikh & Hindu religion. Hemkund is a lake situated at an high altitude of 4,392 m and there is a Gurudwara and a temple of Lord Lakshman built on the banks of the lake. It is believed that Guru Govind Singh, the tenth guru of Shiks meditated on the bank of this lake.

The Blue Primula, which is one of the most beautiful Himalayan flowers, can be spotted growing wild all over the valley of flowers. The best time to visit this picturesque Valley of Flowers is during the months of July & August.

Govind Ghat is the base camp for valley of flowers trek and Hemkund Sahib, being an important pilgrim location, Govind Ghat is visited by thousands of devotees each year. You will be picked up from Haridwar Railway Station and are expected to arrive during the evening. The 290 Km journey will take around 10 hour to complete. Upon arrival, overnight stay will be at the guest house.

Brief Overview of the Day

  • Driving Distance - 290 Km
  • Driving Time - 10 Hours
  • Max Altitude - 6,700 ft.
  • Network - Available
  • Stay at the Guest House

Our first destination for today will be Pulna which is located at a distance of 4 Km from Govind Ghat. Porters and ponies can be hired from Pulna for the trek. Beyond Pulna we will walk along the Lakshman Ganga river, walking on a stone-paved gradually ascending path.

The trail is full of majestic views of mountains, waterfalls and water streams. The trail at the end gets much steeper and harder as we close on our final destination of the day towards Ghangharia about 9 Km away from Pulna.

Brief Overview of the Day

  • Trekking Distance - 13 Km
  • Trekking Time - 5 Hours
  • Network - BSNL
  • Stay at Guest House

Today is an exciting day as we are scheduled to visit the highest Gurdwara in the world - Hemkund Sahib at an altitude of 4,330 m. Ghangaria is the base camp for both Hemkund Sahib and the valley of flowers. We will be trekking up to Hemkund Sahib and coming back to Ghangaria which will take about 10 hours.

We will start walking early in the morning amidst the panoramic views of mountain ranges and cross a melting glacier which has laid frozen for years. After we reach the Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara, you will be able to spot the famous Hemkund Lake, which remains frozen almost half of the year. After spending some time at the Gurudwara we will be heading back to Ghangaria

Brief Overview of the Day

  • Trekking Distance - 4km
  • Trekking Time - 10 hours
  • Max Altitude - 11,500 ft.
  • Overnight stay at the guest house

The most awaited day has finally arrived and today we will be visiting the Valley of flowers. We will start walking early in the morning because we will have to come back to Ghangaria on the same day as camping is not allowed in the valley. 

Covering about 5 Km in the valley, you will be able to spot flowers of every imaginable colour growing on a thin sheet of snow and makes a mesmerizing view. You will be able to spot various flowers like Himalayan Rose, Blue Poppy, Hooked Stick Seed, River Anemone and many moreimalayan Rose, Blue Poppy, Hooked Stick Seed, River Anemone and many others.

Brief Overview of the Day

  • Trekking Distance - 10 Km
  • Trekking Time - 8 Hours
  • Max Altitude - 14,100 ft.
  • Overnight stay at guest the house

Today we will be trekking back to Govind Ghat form Ghangaria. 13 Km trek will take around 5 hours. Since we will be spending the day at Govind Ghat, you have an option to hire a cab and visit the Badrinath Temple which is located at a distance of 25 km from Govind Ghat and the taxi will take about 1 hour to reach.

Brief Overview of the Day

  • Trekking Distance - 13 km.
  • Trekking Time - 5 hours

Today is the last day of the valley of flowers trek. We will be driving back the same route 290 Km back to Haridwar railway station where you will be dropped.

Brief Overview of the Day

  • Driving Distance - 290 Km 
  • Driving Time - 10 Hours

 
How to Reach Haridwar by Air
 
Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun serves as the nearest airport to Haridwar. Visitors can take a direct flight to Dehradun from Mumbai or Delhi or connecting flights from anywhere in India. Local vehicles can be availed from outside the airport to reach Haridwar by road from Dehradun.
 
How to Reach Haridwar by Road
 
Haridwar can be reached easily by road from Delhi, Haryana, UP, Punjab and other parts of Uttarkhand. A number of state transport and private buses connect Haridwar with these places. Bus service is available at frequent basis and fares are also economical. Visitors can board these buses depending upon their suitable timing.
 
How to Reach Haridwar by Rail
 
Haridwar has its own railway station which connects the pilgrimage town well with rest of India. It is directly linked with cities like Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Dehradun, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Patna, Gaya, Varanasi, Bhubaneswar, Puri and Kochi by a good number of express trains

Inclusions :-

  • Accommodation. (Home stay, Camping)
  • Meals while on trek (Veg.+ Egg)
  • Trek equipments: Sleeping bag, mattress, tent (twin sharing), kitchen & dining tent, toilet tent, utensils and crampon (if required)
  • All necessary permits and entry fees.
  • First aid medical kits, stretcher and oxygen cylinder.
  • Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader, guide and Support staff.
  • Mules to carry the central luggage

Exclusions :-

  • Any kind of personal expenses.
  • Food during the transit.
  • Insurance.
  • Mules or porters to carry personal luggage.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head.
  • Any kind of emergency evacuation charges.

Note : Normally THE CRAZY MOUNTAINEERS expect to carry your personal luggage on your own, if you wish to offload your backpack, you can give it to Mule.

Charges of offloading backpack:-

INR 1200/- if you make an online payment, 10 days in advance

INR 1500/- if you inform us after reaching Sankri

The backpack cannot weigh more than 11 kgs. Backpack should have a waterproof cover. Suitcases/strolleys/ bags will not be allowed.

Suitcases/strolleys/ bags will not be allowed.

Basics Gear
Back pack & rain cover (50 - 60 ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps
Day pack + rain cover 20 - 30 ltr (If hire a mule or porter)
Walking stick Advisable (At least one)
Head torch 1 Nos.
Water bottle/Hydration pack 2 bottles of one litre each
  People who use hydration pack
  1 hydration pack and 1 bottle of one liter
  Carry at least one thermos flask
Snacks Energy bars, dry fruits, electral/ors
Personal Medical Kit Consult your doctor
Be comfy at the Valley of Flowers
T-shirts 2 Full sleeves (Non-cotton)
Fleece T-shirts 1 Nos.
Fleece jacket 1 Nos. (Alternative: a woollen sweater)
Down feather / Hollofil jacket 1 Nos.
Wind & waterproof (jacket & pant) 1 Pair
Thermal inners (upper and lower) 1 Pair
Trek pants 2 Synthetic (avoid shorts, fitting denims, capris)
Poncho 1 Nos.
Think about your head
Sun cap 1 Nos. (One that covers the neck as well)
Woolen cap 1 Nos.
Balaclava 1 Nos.
Neck-gaiters 1 Nos.
Sunglasses Dark with side cover, it should be U/V protected.
        People who wear spectacles- 
  (A)- Use contact lenses. (Not for Chadar trek)
  (B)- Photo chromatic glasses. 
Mind your step
Trekking shoes 1 Pair (Waterproof, high ankle with good grip)
Floaters/flip-flops 1 Pair (Optional)
Cotton socks 5 pairs
Woollen socks 3 pairs
Gaiters 1 Pair (The Crazy Mountaineers team will notify you if required)
Keep these handy
Waterproof gloves 1 Pair
Fleece/woollen gloves 1 Pair
Personal Utilities
Sunscreen cream Hand sanitizer
Moisturiser Antibacterial powder
Toilet Paper & wipes Toothbrush and toothpaste
Lip balm Quick dry towe
In the event of cancellation of trek/adventure activity services due to any avoidable / unavoidable reasons we must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows: -

Cancellations prior to 24 days from the start of the trek

Book any other trek till one year or get 95% refund (Note: If the trek charges are more, the balance needs to be paid by the trekker)

Cancellation between 24 days and 14 days to the start of the trek

Choose to go for the same trek, with any other batch, till year or get 70% refund

Cancellation between 14 days and 10 days to the start of the trek

Choose to go on the same trek, in the same season, with any other batch or get 50% refund.

Cancellation less than 10 days to the start of the trek

Transfer your trek (same trek, same batch) to your friend. No cash refund.

Note:-

  1. Change of trek batch is dependent on the availability of seats in the batch.
  2. In case of transferring a trek to a friend, he/she should satisfy all the mandatory requirements put forward by THE CRAZY MOUNTAINEERS.
  3. THE CRAZY MOUNTAINEERS holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice.

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